if One Direction hadn’t gone on a hiatus, they wouldn’t be nearly as happy as they are now. Point-blank. Watching each of them pursue their solo careers has been a blessing because they got the chance to take a break after five constant years of albums and touring and interviews and recording for a year and now they’re expanding their fan bases, their reputations, their skills, their experiences. They’re branching out, and yet they’re still supporting each other, they’re still talking and hanging out. It doesn’t matter who wanted the hiatus or not, they all agreed to it and they all needed it. This hiatus isn’t an evil thing. They aren’t ungrateful. Not doing One Direction DOES NOT equate to them hating it or their fans. I don’t understand that myth. So many bands take well deserved breaks and sometimes even break up, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love it any less. Sometimes shit just happens. No one forced anything that all of the boys didn’t want. This hiatus has been so good for them, and fuck you if all you want to do is rain on their parade.
Robin was a good man, a loving husband, and a great father. He may not have been harry and gemma’s biological dad, but he was way more than that. He was so supportive throughout the years he has spent with the styles/twist family. It was obvious how much he made their family happy, always considering them his very own. Life will always be unfair, to take away the people who mean so much, but at the same time it’s a reminder of the goodness and the love he has given their family. I hope through this hard time people respect their family and give them all the time they need; they are all strong, but at the moment, broken. Though gone too early, may you always rest in peace, Robin.